How to Build an Obstacle Course: 13 Steps (with Pictures) MethodTipsWarningsThings Needed Find a good space for the obstacle course. Before you can begin planning the details of your obstacle course you will need to find a good location to build it in. The obstacles you can later include may be dictated by the location you choose, depending largely on the amount of space available and the terrain itself. Look around for the best space available to you for your obstacle course Think about who will be using the obstacle course. Not all obstacle courses are created the same. YSee all 4 steps on wwwhow74%(76)Published: Apr 08, 2008Views: 77K How to Design Obstacle Courses | Gone Outdoors | Your Obstacle courses have been used to help children develop motor skills and to help police officers and military personnel build strength and courage. Whatever your audience or motivation, the design of the obstacle course is always an integral part of the activity.